Priyanka Kapoor wrote the poem Gardening that she wanted us to promote. This poetess dwells on the thoughts about how difficult a struggle can be as it comes to writing a love poem.
About the poetess
How much the name she uses on Instagram resembles that of The Ministry of Poetic Affairs: The Muse Ministry, there is no relation between the two accounts on social media. This poetess shares her thoughts because writing for her is what she considers a translation of her inner thoughts. Not writing for her, is something that is no option to think about.
She publishes her work under the pen name Muse Ministry on Instagram.
About the poem
She considers this poem a self-aware-poem. This poetess sees a lot of poetry about love and noticed that many of the poets, write about some mysterious lover. She writes also about her struggles to write such a poem. This poem is based on surrealism, as Priyanka shared with us.
How do I find time?
I left it under the potted plant
Where my neighbor bends upon to smell a flower
And asks me about the full moon.
There is glory in the gardens of the others
But here, the slugs ate away all the bloom
And made it seven words shorter
From a love poem
You were willing to write.
I fight the winds
And grasp his hand
I tell him, I am a gardener of words
–Often other than the unkempt personal pronouns–
A bag of off-shoots
Till they look like they have eaten time
Over which my neighbor once bent upon, sorry,
Right before I unmade him
And went to sleep.